Among the softly rolling hills of the Vino Nobile region of Tuscany lie 184 tillable hectares (442 acres) of land dedicated to vineyards and olive trees at an elevation of 250 meters (800 feet) above sea level. On this estate there are 70 hectares (168 acres) of dry-farmed vineyards. These are planted with new clones of Sangiovese and international grape varietals dedicated to our age worthy wines as well as the Appodiati single vineyard programs. These state of the art vineyards are planted to modern trellising methods with clones and rootstocks varying according to soil type. Planting densities here often exceed 8,500 plants per hectare (3,300 per acre) yielding wines of great concentration and finesse.
There are also 12 hectares (29 acres) of olive groves planted to the classic Tuscan varieties of Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino and Pendolino that are used to produce the estate extra virgin olive oil.
On the estate there is also an old farmhouse complex, complete with vinification and aging cellars that date back to the 1700’s, in which the Vino Nobile wines are produced. Cellar capacity is approximately 1,600 hl (40,000 gallons) of wood cooperage, mostly oval Slavonian oak casks and small barrels, in addition to 4,600 hl (115,000 gallons) of temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. A new winery complex complete with additional aging cellars is being built on the estate.